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~ Monday 31st March 2014

Up the Tsalion couloir this morning. This is a classic Arolla steep descent and has been skied a few times recently, but after 2 hours booting up the thing in nasty crust neither of us felt like skiing back down, or waiting for it to soften! We went Down via the Col de la Tsa instead, which in winter is a fast ski back to Arolla from the Tsa and a far cry from the long hot slog of the summer descent.

Typical "selfie" frown. Arcteryx Gamma SL in action, brilliant, lightweight softshell.


The steep bit below the Plans de Bertol - looks like it will be skis off here for the PDG